Health & Beauty Tips – Week of October 5th

Beauty Tip- Talk to the Hand

      Your hands can say a lot about you and they don’t have to be high maintenance to look nice. In fact, most women need a make-under when it comes to their nails. According to beauty editors, there are a few things that are definitely faux pas when it comes to nails. Let’s start with nail length. Nails should not be more than 1/8 inch long over the fingertip when looking at your palm. Your nail length should not prevent you from performing any function (like flossing your teeth properly!). Long nails are just not attractive, period. French manicures are also out as well as fake nails. The amount of chemicals that you expose yourself to and not to mention how unhealthy fake nails are for the nail itself are reasons enough to ditch them. As far as shape, somewhere between square and oval or “squoval” looks best. Too square nails make the fingers look chubby and of course nails that are too pointed look like claws. Since I don’t live in New Jersey, I guess I can risk saying that nail art is tacky not to mention all the time and money spent. If you wear polish and are over sixteen then neon green, bright blue or funky colors along that line are a no-no. Keep your nails at an appropriate length, the cuticles moisturized and just buff them to a nice shine and that is appropriate for any situation and a lot less maintenance!



Health Tip- Leading Edge Protocol for Treatment of Gum Disease

      Here at Dr. Edward Camacho’s Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio we offer our patients the latest technology in treating periodontal (gum) disease. “It is possible for your teeth to last a lifetime with proper care. The majority of tooth loss in adults is due to gum disease and not decay,” states cosmetic dentist, Dr. Camacho. Certain bacteria have now been identified as linked to gingivitis (early gum disease) and more advanced gum disease (periodontitis). We offer a comprehensive saliva test from Oral DNA lab that identifies and measures these bacteria in your mouth. This helps us tailor…




Green Tip- Unload the Cargo

      If you are carrying around 100 extra pounds your mileage will go down by about 2%. Get rid of those boxes of books and junk you have been hauling around for your next trip to Goodwill.





Dental Tip- What to Do If Your Child’s Tooth is Knocked Out During Sports

      High school football kicked off around the country this month, ushering in another year of youth sports, during which 3 million student teeth are expected to be lost, says veteran San Antonio cosmetic dentist Edward Camacho, DDS.

“Athletics are an important part of health and social growth,” Dr. Camacho said. “But they provide risks to children’s mouths that can have long-term consequences. It’s vital that parents understand and guard against these risks, and know first-aid procedures that may save a tooth that’s been knocked out.”

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, about 3 million teeth will be knocked out as about 30 million youths participate in athletics this year. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General reports that craniofacial injuries account for a full third of all non-fatal sports injuries overall. And it’s not just football, with its…